thirty men, mostly servants, and a half dozen richly garbed knights.
As Norman of Torn drew rein beside them, he saw that the leader of the
party was a very handsome man of about his own age, and evidently a
person of distinction; a profitable prize, thought the outlaw.
"Who are you," said the gentleman, in French, "that stops a prince of
France upon the highroad as though he were an escaped criminal? Are you
of the King's forces, or De Montfort's?"
"Be this Prince Philip of France?" asked Norman of Torn.
"Yes, but who be you?"
"And be you riding to meet my Lady Bertrade de Montfort?" continued the
outlaw, ignoring the Prince's question.
"Yes, an it be any of your affair," replied Philip curtly.
"It be," said the Devil of Torn, "for I be a friend of My Lady Bertrade,
and as the way be beset with dangers from disorganized bands of roving
soldiery, it is unsafe for Monsieur le Prince to venture on with so
small an escort. Therefore will the friend of Lady Bertrade de Montfort
ride with Monsieur le Prince to his destination that Monsieur may arrive
"It is kind of you, Sir Knight, a kindness that I will not forget. But,
again, who is it that shows this solicitude for Philip of France?"
"Norman of Torn, they call me," replied the outlaw.
"Indeed!" cried Philip. "The great and bloody outlaw?" Upon his handsome
face there was no look of fear or repugnance.
Norman of Torn laughed.
"Monsieur le Prince thinks, mayhap, that he will make a bad name for
himself," he said, "if he rides in such company?"
"My Lady Bertrade and her mother think you be less devil than saint,"
said the Prince. "They have told me of how you saved the daughter of De
Montfort, and, ever since, I have been of a great desire to meet you,
and to thank you. It had been my intention to ride to Torn for that
purpose so soon as we reached Leicester, but the Earl changed all our
plans by his victory and only yesterday, on his orders, the Princess
Eleanor, his wife, with the Lady Bertrade, rode to Battel, where Simon
de Montfort and the King are to be today. The Queen also is there
with her retinue, so it be expected that, to show the good feeling and
renewed friendship existing between De Montfort and his King, there will
be gay scenes in the old fortress. But," he added, after a pause, "dare
the Outlaw of Torn ride within reach of the King who has placed
At the first glance his eyes narrowed and his.Page 4
Silent and deserted was the vine-covered cottage.Page 7
The diamond-studded locket with the pictures of his mother and father that he had worn always until he had given it as a token of his highest devotion to Jane Clayton before their marriage was missing.Page 12
The entrance was so low that the ape-man was compelled to drop to all fours before he could poke his head within the aperture; but first he looked, listened, and sniffed in each direction at his rear--he would not be taken by surprise from that quarter.Page 35
A quick movement of Tarzan's rope hand tightened the coil and when Numa slipped backward to the ground only his hind feet touched, for the ape-man held him swinging by the neck.Page 40
My name--the name they gave me in the tribe of Kerchak--means White-skin.Page 43
The German leaped upon the parapet behind him--the fat hands raised the rifle butt aloft for the cowardly downward thrust into the naked back.Page 46
Ten minutes later he was hovering on the outskirts of that part of camp where were bivouacked for the night the black soldiers of a native company commanded by one Hauptmann Fritz Schneider.Page 51
She could hear the vertebrae crack as the mighty fangs crunched through them, and then the muscles of her faithful friend relaxed in death.Page 60
Even as the thought crossed his mind he heard the whistle of a locomotive to the east and knew that the railway was in operation again after a shutdown of several days.Page 61
He could see a light in the bungalow and uniformed men moving about and he hoped that the dog would not bark.Page 74
Below him lay a deep valley through the center of which dense jungle vegetation marked the course of a river beyond which a primeval forest extended for miles to terminate at last at the foot of lofty, snow-capped mountains.Page 85
The beating of the drum was in a slow, ponderous cadence, at first without time but presently settling into a heavy rhythm to which the apes kept time with measured tread and swaying bodies.Page 150
"Entirely unarmed as we are, it would be little less than a miracle if we covered even a small fraction of the distance.Page 166
puzzled by the possibilities suggested by the tracks, but in the light of any previous experience he could not explain satisfactorily to himself what his perceptions indicated.Page 184
She was very fond of him, in fact her great regret was that she did not love him, but she knew that she did not.Page 205
For the most part the winding alleys were in dense shadow and even in the immediate vicinity of the flares the illumination was far from brilliant.Page 219
Moving carefully and feeling forward for each step he passed out of the niche, closing the door behind him.Page 227
"Tell them that we want food for one thing," said Tarzan, "and something else that we know where to find in this room.Page 232
"Did we replace the cover on this trap when we came down? I don't recall that we did.